Berkeley Lab's Biosciences Area Office has an opening for a Program Developer. As a member of the Biosciences Strategic Programs Development Group (SPDG), the Program Developer will be responsible for assisting the Biosciences Area leadership and researchers in execution of the Biosciences Strategic Plan, establishing new research programs, and identifying strategic opportunities to increase the Area's scientific impact. This position will primarily support program development activities that fulfill the aspirations of the Environment section of the Biosciences Strategic Plan, including planning and facilitation of workshops, drafting and editing white papers, and developing ongoing relationships with a variety of internal and external stakeholders.
In addition to the program development responsibilities, the Program Developer will be responsible for assisting the Biosciences Area leadership and researchers in execution of the Biosciences Strategic Plan (BSP) by tracking progress towards implementation metric and working with the SPDG Head and BSP Mentors and Strategy Leads. The incumbent will be responsible for identifying problems, inefficiencies, and opportunities for leveraging project and team resources towards meeting aims and in working with the team leaders to flexibly change aims in light of new information. The incumbent will be responsible for assisting in planning related retreats and review events and developing communications for DOE headquarters.
What You Will Do:
Manage a portfolio of program development projects related to the Environment section of the Biosciences Strategic Plan.
Assist researchers in drafting, editing, and revising white papers to articulate clear and compelling national-scale program concepts.
Assist in the planning, execution, and facilitation of workshops with internal and external stakeholders.
Assist researchers in drafting, editing, and revising workshop reports resulting from strategic workshops
Network and arrange meetings with possible sponsors and collaborators
Identify and secure additional, non-Biosciences funds for the execution of program development activities
Utilize and improve tracking tools for the BSP to measure progress and to provide analysis on successes, gaps, and new strategic directions for Biosciences
Serve as the main point of contact for BSP Mentors and Strategy Leads for tracking progress towards meeting BSP goals on a regular schedule
What is Required:
4-8 years of relevant experience beyond the highest customary degree in a biological science, preferably environmental biology
Ability to and demonstrated experience for plan and coordinate scientific projects of moderate complexity
Experience working with scientists at all levels on collaborative projects
Strong project management, coordination, and tracking experience
Demonstrated experience developing and executing complex projects
Strong problem-solving skills; ability to resolve diverse range of complex technical problems and issues using good judgment and decision-making
Effective interpersonal skills necessary for working in a diverse and distributed team environment
Ability to work independently as well as with groups of scientists and managers
Ability to multitask and prioritize complex competing problems
Demonstrated research and analysis skills
Detail oriented, excellent record keeping, organization and communication skills, and follow through
Knowledge of national laboratory and federal government requirements
Additional Desired Qualifications:
Ph.D. in an environmental biology-related field
Experience with computational biology or computational research
Federal or state government experience
Demonstrated experience leading stakeholder engagement activities, including workshops or other scientific meetings
Experience in strategic planning
Experience interacting with sponsors
Private sector work experience
To be considered please provide the following materials in your application:
1) Curriculum Vitae or Resume
2) Cover letter; please address the following:
Why are you interested in this particular position and how does your experience relate to the role?
What experience do you have building programs?
The posting shall remain open until the position is filled, however for full consideration, please apply by close of business on August 2, 2020.
This is a full time, 1-year term appointment with the possibility of extension or conversion to Career appointment based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs.
M-F, exempt (monthly paid) from overtime pay.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
Work will be primarily performed at: West Berkeley Biocenter (Potter St.) -- Bldg. 977, 717 Potter St., Berkeley, CA.
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